According to an inside source, Apple is working on AR/VR glasses with 8K displays. It is now codenamed ‘T288’ and is planned for 2020.
The headset, which will feature both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, will be completely wireless. It would connect to a 'dedicated box' using 60GHz WiGig, a high-speed short-range wireless technology. Apple refused to respond.
Apple CEO Tim Cook in 2016: “I do think that a significant portion of the population of developed countries, and eventually all countries, will have AR experiences every day, almost like eating three meals a day, it will become that much a part of you, a lot of us live on our smartphones, the iPhone, I hope, is very important for everyone, so AR will become really big. VR I think is not going to be that big, compared to AR. I’m not saying it’s not important, it is important.
I’m excited about VR from an education point of view, I think it can be really big for education, I think it can be very big for games. But I can’t imagine everyone in here getting in an enclosed VR experience while you’re sitting in here with me. But I could imagine everyone in here in an AR experience right now, if the technology was there, which it’s not today. How long will it take?
AR is going to take a while, because there are some really hard technology challenges there. But it will happen, it will happen in a big way, and we will wonder when it does, how we ever lived without it. Like we wonder how we lived without our phone today.”